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Tim Bell and Jason Collett headline jockeys visiting for Coffs Harbour carnival

Adam Pengilly Brisbane's newly-crowned champion jockey Tim Bell and Sydney's rising young star Jason Collett are expected to headline the riding ranks during the Coffs Harbour carnival this week.

Racing

Max Presnell Sunday column

Something special: Before Darren Weir, George Murphy was the last Victorian to win the Melbourne trainers' premiership.

Max Presnell Geoff Murphy was gobsmacked for one of the few occasions in his long and distinguished career when Mel Schumacher grabbed Tommy Hill’s leg in the 1961 AJC Derby at Randwick.

Horseracing

Winona Costin to make headlines at Tulloch Lodge after protest upheld

Adam Pengilly Winona Costin might be flavour of the month, but she is likely to get a frosty reception when she returns to Tulloch Lodge on Sunday morning after helping engineer the downfall of odds-on pop...

Horse Racing

He's Your Man leads home trifecta for trainer Chris Waller in Winter Challenge

He's the one: James McDonald pilots He's Your Man to victory in the Winter Challenge.  Trainer Chris Waller prepared the trifecta.

Adam Pengilly Chris Waller turned the Winter Challenge into the Waller Challenge as Sydney's leading trainer prepared the first three horses home in the listed feature - and then let his jockeys squabble over the...

Horse Racing

Oakfield Commands eases Gerald Ryan's pain as Rubick goes for a spell

In chrage: Lester Grace and Oakfield Commands were able to put a smile on Gerald Ryan's face at Rosehill on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly and Chris Roots The lowdown on Saturday racing at Rosehill.

Racing

Cumberland Range celebrates birthday in style

Jared Dorrington.

Jared Dorrington For those who like the day off work on their birthday, spare a thought for the horses which still had to go around in variable winter conditions at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

Racing

John O'Shea steps back from media role for Darley to focus on horses

Chris Roots John O'Shea will step back from being the public face of Darley's racing interests to concentrate on learning about his team of more than 400 horses.

Softer Menangle track to make life easier for horses

Racing into the 21st century: The Menangle Park track is being replaced.

Chris Roots After a couple of world records on InterDominion Grand Final day, the surface of the Menangle is the process of being replaced as the program improve track infrastructure around the state moves into...

Horseracing

Jockeys the stars of the autumn as big-name horses fail to sparkle

Chris Roots dinkus

Chris Roots The Sydney autumn started with plenty of stars looking to climb to the next level. It still has the stars of the turf, but they have failed to sparkle.

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Horse Racing

Sydney's bid to attract top overseas horses handicapped by quarantine arrangements

Martin Talty

Patrick Bartley Sydney's attempt to lure high-class overseas horses to its autumn carnival may not work.

Horse Racing

Cup horses get 24-hour guard

Chief steward Terry Bailey.

Patrick Bartley EXCLUSIVE Runners in this year's $6 million Melbourne Cup will, for the first time, have 24-hour guards.

Kiwi champ Jonathan Paget and mentor Kevin McNab's eventing horses test positive for drugs

Pippa Cuckson The eventing world is in shock after two horses tested positive to a sedative.

Horse racing

The race to save our horses

Chris Whitton studies the Scintigraphy scans on a race horse

Stathi Paxinos Bone research could prevent another tragedy like that of French mare Verema in last Tuesday's Melbourne Cup.

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Racing

Short notice, but organisers want top international horses

Wise Dan

Chris Roots Sydney will become the centre of the racing world in April when the Championships take place for the first time and the dream is to have unbeaten Arc De Triomphe heroine Treve and American horse of...

Horses chase the riches in the wild west

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Kyle Mackey-Laws The attention turns to Ascot on Saturday, with Perth hosting two group 1s headlined by the $1 million Railway Stakes over the mile.

Pierro's defeat spurred me to switch horses, says Williams

Craig Williams.

Michael Sharkie Having severed his commitment with Cox Plate favourite Pierro in preference for second-favourite Green Moon, Craig Williams admitted today that he would not have made the switch had the Gai...

Horses are a breed apart with drug use

Glen Robertson-Smith

Glenn Robertson-Smith The innuendo regarding drugs in horse racing could not be further from the truth.

Racing

Big names face elimination as Cup horses pay up

Manighar

Andrew Eddy and Will Brodie There were several familiar local faces with multiples chances still in the Melbourne Cup when second acceptances were taken for the race this morning.

For young horses, it's a balancing act in long run

Glen Robertson-Smith

Glenn Robertson-Smith Up-and-coming stars of the turf need special attention to safeguard their bone structure.

All the horses, all the form

Andrew Eddy The Age racing editor Andrew Eddy's guide to the Cup field.